Air Mobility Command boss Gen. Maryanne Miller is greeted by Col. Eric Carney, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, March 11, 2019, at Altus AFB, Okla., as Will Roper, the service’s acquisition chief, descends the aircraft. Miller and Roper delivered the third KC-46 tanker to Altus shortly after the first pause in tanker acceptance due to issues with foreign object debris being found on the aircraft. Air Force photo by TSgt. Kenneth Norman.
99 House Lawmakers Push For More F-35sWith Lockheed’s fifth-generation F-35 and Boeing’s fourth-generation F-15X in a dogfight for budget dollars, a bipartisan group of 99 House lawmakers has called on colleagues to add 24 F-35s over President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request, for a total of 102.
Defense NewsAir Force Gearing Up for Next A-10 Re-Winging ContractThe next contract for the "A-10-Thunderbolt II Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit," known as "ATTACK," is going through source selection and is expected to be awarded this fall, Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said Monday. The service has $267 million set aside to buy "about 20 total wings," she said.
Military.comDOD Sexual Assault AuditVictims of sexual assault were denied the opportunity to state their preference for how their cases were prosecuted for 21 of the 77 cases we reviewed. For the remaining 56 cases, Military Service officials provided insufficient documentation showing whether the victims were consulted on their preference for prosecuting offenses.
DOD Inspector General ReportNew Direction for Female-Specific Flight EquipmentThe Air Force is working to redesign the gear used by female pilots across the force after facing challenges with current flight equipment.
Air Force NewsOne More Thing ….Ride ’em, AirmenTo help protect the nesting habitats of the Western snowy plover along its beaches, as well as other conservation efforts, Vandenberg Air Force Base is home to a patrol unit unlike any other within the U.S. Department of Defense.
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